Multiple outlets reported that police shot two bystanders in Times Square on Saturday night while trying to control an unstable pedestrian.
CBS Local reported that police were “trying to corral an emotionally disturbed man who was moving in and out of traffic” around 42nd Street and 8th Avenue when they opened fire.
The New York Daily News reports that the two unintended victims were a 35-year-old woman and a 54-year old woman.
According to CBS, both victims suffered “graze wounds.”
Kerri Ann Nesbeth, who identified herself as a witness, tweeted a photo of the scene:
She confirmed in a later tweet: “For everyone asking, yes, the walker was the woman’s who was hit.”
The New York Times reported that witnesses said the disturbed man was “hit by several cars” before the shooting.
The crowded intersection, just a block from tourist mecca Times Square, was cordoned off in the hours after the incident.